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where the case began. the state department tells congress security was adequate the day the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. officials say lance armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated doping program cycling has ever seen. armen keteyian on the evidence. and steve hartman "on the road" with the power of a uniquely american song. >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. everything in our house comes to a complete captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions. but today, a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative ac
of the presidential debate. the issue of yesterday's jobs report is already being eyed as the big topic. u.s. unemployment falling to 7.8% in september. that is the first time that it's been below 8% in nearly four years. so what is the political impact of all of this with exactly one month until election day. shane is editor of xiansz and elections magazine and joins us with more insight. before we talk about specific numbers in the report. tell me overall what are the positives and negatives that each campaign can take from the latest jobs report? >> for president obama there is certainly a couple short term positives. the fact that the unemployment rate is now below that 8% mark, that is sort of psychological indicator there that i think no doubt helps the argument that he has been trying to make on the campaign trail. this is not the recovery we all wanted but we're on the road. for mitt romney it does take away one of talking points he has been very big on, number of consecutive months that the number has been at 8% or above, that line is gone from his speech. short term positives are t
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necessarily lead to an increase in the importance of emissions of the navy and air force. the success of the u.s. and persian gulf war, the first persian gulf war the experience shock at the synergistic way in which the u.s.-led coalition spectacularly applied technology to the modern warfare. the fourth key driver has been the incredible development of the chinese economy that has allowed for and paid for the more than sevenfold increase in the chinese defense spending over the two decades. so, the pla today is a force that continues to emphasize its traditions, but also it has new ones. as we know, president hu jintao has talked about the historic missions which both reiterate the old and talk about the role of the global setting. the only part of which applies to the land forces as they've been increasingly participants in the u.n. peacekeeping operations. there's been some important developments in technology for the ground forces, particularly the two most important are the and provide in the tactical ability of the pla land force which is to say we now think there are less than five divisi
frequently find numerous media outlets and has written for quite a few of the major u.s. newspapers in the area or in these areas of his expertise. he is extremely knowledgeable man as seen things happen and comments on them in my humble opinion in a reasonable and accurate way. he will be followed by doc or robert freedman who is the meyer hall pearl pearl storm professor of political science at baltimore hebrew university and a visiting professor of political science at johns hopkins university. he has been a consultant to the u.s. department of state and central intelligence agency and he is the author of four books, soviet foreign-policy and also the editor and has been the editor of 14 books on israel and middle eastern policy. and then our third speaker will be dr. stephen blank the strategic study institutes expert on soviet lock and post-soviet world since 1989. he is the editor of imperial decline in russia's changing position in asia and coeditor of the soviet military in the future, and the last speaker is dr. ariel cohen my colleague at heritage who is the senior fellow
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saddam hussein. that only happened because of the u.s. invasion of iraq. but then even after the u.s. invasion and the toppling of hussein -- pusan -- a secular liberal government that was willing to cede some of its sovereign rights to a foreign power. some claim it's all different now with the islamic republic because the arab awakening, the demonstration effect will work together with sanctions to find the break the back of the islamic republic. but this ignores the fact that the islamic republic sees the arab awakening as hugely positive, hugely positive. iranian policymakers and analysts believe that any arab government, any arab government that becomes at all more representative of its populations beliefs, concerns and policy preferences will, by definition, be less enthusiastic about strategic cooperation with the united states, let alone with israel, and more open to iran's message of foreign policy independence. what policy elites here ms., is the islamic republic does not need governments to be more pro-iranian. that's not what they need. they just need these governments to
to the recover. for the first time we'll take you inside this secret u.s. facility. bob orr shows us where they track terror suspects worldwide. and jim axelrod with a young soccer player who's replaced a missing leg with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing what they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. wyat >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now
does anything that the u.s. government says, although we still say it. .. i remember when secretary clinton went on her first trip to china she had a forum with 16 women from different areas in china. was blogged, it was streamed, people would challenge the hiv/aids policy, incredibly brave women and secateurs clinton provided a forum for them to speak to a larger audience. these were the kind of things i think we can do. >> a question from right here in the room in the audience. president obama and governor rahm yo both said they want america to have a positive relationship with china but they must play by the rules. how well they pushed china if they think china is not playing by the rules, house specifically, dr. bader? >> how specifically will they -- >> push china if they are not playing by the rules? >> my last act in government, my last time around was second place in negotiations with a succession of the world trade organization. the world trade organization lays out in detail global rules. it was a 17 year negotiation for china, and it made extensive commitments. china used
start" begins now. >>> it came out warning. riveting new details of the attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador, a different story than we were told. >>> a battle over big bird. shout out to both candidates on the campaign trail, now sesame street is saying stop! >>> racial balance under the microscope of the supreme court. justices argue today over affirmative action and college admissions. big "newsday" here. good morning, welcome to "early start. "i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. the state department is giving its most detailed account of the speed, severity and calculation behind last month's attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi in libya. the house oversight committee will weigh in on security failings during a hearing scheduled for later today. the state department saying the attack was not a spontaneous offshoot of protest and saying u.s. and security personnel in benghazi were outmanned and no reasonable security presentation could have fended off the assault. u.s. ambassador christopher stephens and three others were killed in the attack. arwa damon helps peace to
:00 and timed the rally to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the u.s. war in afghanistan. around 7:15 the group headed north of west grand avenue and circled back to city hall that is when the violence broke out. two luxury cars were vandalized. protestors are taking their anger out on the wrong people. >> we work hard for our money. >> we are arch people and that is sending the wrong message. >> reporter: the march lasted only for 40 minutes and police say they didn't have time to call in for new chill aid or make any type of arrest. so it will be interesting to see if police will do any follow up work. if they will find anybody on surveillance video to see who did this. and we have no count on the damage toll as far as the monetary loss. we will be finding out from oakland police a little bit later on this morning. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the family of a woman murdered in hercules set up a website pleading for help. susie ko was found dead in her home on saturday night. the family is asking anyone to contact police immediately if the
was not handcuffed but surrounded by five u.s. marshals. the judge read the complaint and issued an order of detention. the suspect now being held behind bars in brooklyn. he did not enter a plea. his next court appearance hasn't been set and court appointed attorney didn't d. not answer questions on her way out of here, jon. >> jon: what do we know about this guy. >> according to the fbi he came to the u.s. in january of this year with the sole purpose of creating some kind of terror attack against the united states. 21-year-old bangladeshy national named quasi mohammed asan nafez. he had ties to al qaeda. he also went on facebook they say to try to recruit jihadists to help with this terror plot to in his words destroy america. and undercover fbi agent contacted him and helped him collect what he thought was a thousand pound explosives. they load the material in the van. the undercover fbi agent drove it to the federal bank downtown while he assembled the detonator and allegedly attached it to the explosives. they parked the van next to a bank. they went to a nearby hotel and that's whe
. a nation watched as the candidates clashed over attacks that killed a u.s. ambassador. now each side continues to battle over the administration's response. >> to be clear, he was in the rose garden and he talked about acts of terror. >> the bottom line is i think the american people know the story keeps changing from this administration on libya. >> jon: tonight, the debate over the time line and the role of the moderator. plus, one of the world's most recognized brands cuts its ties with one of the biggest names in sports. and now as the doping scandal grows, word lance armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the cancer foundation he helped create. so what should the rest of us do with all those yellow bracelets? >> jon: we begin tonight with details of an attempted terror attack foiled in the heart of new york city and word that president obama was among the original targets. good evening. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. hours ago, we learned federal agents arrested a man who they say was attempting to detonate a bomb right near the new york federal reserve. three blocks fro
americans. the bomber drove into a nato patrol. doug mcelway joins us live. it was a couple weeks ago the u.s. suspended patrols with afghan soldiers because of these insider attacks. have these joint patrols resumed now? >> reporter: they have. they resumed last thursday and the insider attacks have also resumed. not only the attack you just mentioned but also the suicide bomber attack, homicide bomber attack. the motorcycle laden with explosives drove into that marketplace. critics say this attacks reflect an obama foreign policy that refuses to acknowledge the reality on the ground. u.s. marines are tying tourniquets to their legs in hopes of surviving ied attacks before they go out on patrol. >> we are going to get after this. it reverit. it reverberates. we are willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: the death toll reached 2,000 over the weekend. martha: what is the afghan point of view as far as we can glean about these insider attacks? >> reporter: critics say the obama administration has set a date for withdrawal extra. >
this is what works better in the u.s. however, having put the contentious idea in the table for all you people do care to shed, the reason i bring it out as i couldn't find polling data, but when i talk to tea party people, i would ask them point blank, so what if you could get very large reductions in spending than the prices that were so modest increase in taxes. would you take that question does not get deficits and government as a result. and they all said no. they were more allergic to raising taxes than they were to have in the government grow, which i thought was surprising. he saw that same dynamic by the way the republican primary debate. >> i think that's a great point you actually have seen polling data, but my interviews also cannot they typically will be shown as one person in particular said he actually would favor some sort of compromise there if it were guaranteed that the spending decreases would actually go into effect and typically at the reluctance to any kind of tax increase at all was because experience has suggested to them that tax increase is due in go into effect and
, if you will, in iran, a couple of years ago, when there were protests. people were angry and the u.s. was on the sidelines, the president did not directly speak out and the explanation that the administration at the time gave was that the opposition didn't want this to appear to be the opposition to the ayatollahs, standing up in iran, with the backing of united states. that could have been counterproductive. as a result, the obama administration was pretty silent. at the time now where romney is going after him on that, i think there were a few areas where there were some significant differences, but on the whole, after you get through some of the angry rhetoric, there is a lot of agreement between obama and romney, one area of disagreement on arming the syrian rebels. another area of disagreement, how far will iran be able to go in its nuclear weapons capability, the capability of developing a bomb as opposed to actually having a bomb. and the third was on russia. he twice in a speech singled out vladimir putin as a basically a foe of the united states and he was doubling down on t
things we are that we need in this country. i am originally from europe. i am an immigrant who was a u.s. citizen. in europe, people talk about politics and are educated about in the family. here, people are apathetic about politics. they take everything for granted because they do not realize that problems could result of the don't pay attention. whether there should be 8 for the line for people who are undecided, they are not undecided, they don't know what is going on. i saw a news item right after the presidential debate on c- span, they were doing a focus group on the undecideds. it turns out that one of the women in the focus group was an actress who was paid to be in the focus group. it just shows the extent to which people who are running once did do people into going for -- want to do people into going for what they what. -- want to dupe people into going for what they want. host: here is a comment on twitter -- here is another bad from crossroads from the karl rove group. >> obama promised -- if your family is making $250,000 per year, my plan will not raise your taxes. >> on
? similar to anything here in u.s.? >> it's similar. it's a symptom of western societies, democracies that have overspent where essentially debt has gasoline in the private sector level. and it always depends what you use it for. i remember in the 50s and 60s, they had high ratios because they invented a lot of money in plant and equipment and infrastructure. that's a different story from borrowing to spend in other words for consumption purposes. borrowing for consumption purposes advances consumption to today which would have taken place tomorrow anyways. and that house hold debt once it becomes guess sexcessive, it ca grow anymore. nobody lends you money and automatically you have structurally weaker future growth. >> so you're in the business thousand. of a quoted thomas jefferson and you are now, too, this happened -- this is all the way back -- this is a long time ago, this dude said the abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and men began to play an important part in determining elections. later on this process of corruption spread to the law courts and then the aerl and fi
revealed e-mail, they're raising new questions right now in the hours following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> just 13 days until the presidential election and the obama and romney campaigns, they are kicking into overdrive as the candidates make their final push to win the white house. cnn correspondents are following their every move. they're reporting from coast to coast and from all the most crucial states, any one of which has the potential to decide who the next president of the united states will be. let's begin this hour's coverage in iowa where president obama kicked off a two-day coast-to-coast swing through eight states. he's calling it a campaign marathon extravaganza. likening it to an all-nighter. no surprise his itinerary consistents almost entirely of battleground states. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is traveling with the president. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is hopping around the nation stumping for early votes and undecided voters. it's the kind of whirlwind to
on the newly opened fastest highway in america. but first from fox this wednesday night, emails. emails show u.s. officials knew a group with ties to al qaeda had claimed credit for that it attack on our consulate in benghazi within two hours of the attack. now, fox news has learned state department emails went to officials in the white house situation room. at the pentagon, and in the office of the director of national intelligence. one of those emails reads embassy tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter and has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. that was two hours after that attack began when the consulate was still burning and five days later the u.s. ambassador to the united nations went on television talk shows on a sunday and said there was no evidence of a pre-planned terror attack. ambassador susan rice called the violence a spontaneous reaction to an anti-muslim video. well, today, the secretary of state hillary clinton said her investigators are looking into all the evidence and not as she put it cherry picking documents. >> posting something on
, bond holders of u.s. debt. the u.s. will not default on its sovereign debt, but there is a huge interest rate risk, and if you are a foreign investor, there's a huge currency risk in investing in. all the new debt in the last two years has been purchased by the federal reserve, up 70% of that, we are self-dealing in our and debt. we did not have market rates. we have artificially low rates. china, japan, opec nations, because they have positive trade values, but if they buy a 30-year bond? no, they are buying short term, because we have historically low interest rates, the lowest maturity in history, and when the interest rates go up, for everyone% increase, it is $160 billion a year in new spending for which we get shinola -- nothing. and now up to 5% below average interest rates. >> isn't it interesting that not more people talk about it on television, and the candidate do not spend much time talking about this. it is just like being in denial. >> we did not go through the decade of george w. bush and the last four years of rock obama, but what they have had to deal with, in f
to the u.s. program. this woman lost two sons to "fast and furious" guns. >> they feel helpless. they don't know what to do. we interview one of them and they say, who is going to pay for this? >> reporter: it could be the u.s. government, should the family of border agent brian terry prevail in their wrongful death claim. >> the people can go and sue in the united states with american lawyers that would be a very interesting development certainly. >> reporter: for its part the mexican government has remained largely silent, unwilling to criticize its northern neighbor. >> our political elites only worried about obtaining the next position and they and benefits they obtain being in politics. >> reporter: now univision aired its one hour special last night. it alleged that the u.s. ran a second gun-running operation, castaway out of tampa, that knowingly supplied guns to cartels in colombia and honduras. the sad part of this, gregg, out of 2000 guns in "fast and furious" we can only account for about 800. so the karnage will continue for years to come. gregg: a lot of guns remaining out th
i was in the u.s. for it. it did come off as dour. this one was livelier. but i don't know whether there was necessarily -- the narrative is that president obama did better than last time around. whether it was as much of a game changer i think is still up for debate. in any case, president obama and mitt romney have one more debate next week. they may have left it all out on the mat last week. they were much more confrontation confrontational, repeatedly bouncing off their schotools an over the moderator. the president accused romney of selling a "sketchy deal" to fix the economy, while romney says the middle class has been crushed under obama. >> if the unemployment rate was 7.8% when he took office, it's 7.8% now. but if you calculated that unemployment rate, taking back the people who dropped out of the work force, it would be 10.7%. >> governor romney says he's got a five-point plan. governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan. he has a one-point plan. and that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> both men will be back on the campa
's deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. according to e-mails obtained by cnn, the white house and the state department were informed of a militant islamic group that had claimed credit for the attack. this was two hours after it began. and u.s. diplomats were informing officials in washington about the unfolding assault while it was happening. cnn has those e-mails, foreign affairs reporter elise labott will discuss what they say and the possible fallout joining us next half hour on "early start." >>> a former cia officer admits to a plea deal of one charge he illegally revealed the name of the covert intelligence officer. this man will serve a 30-month sentence. he also revealed the name of a different cia officer to reporters. sentencing will all happen in january. >>> the u.s. supreme court upholds a stay of excuse for a florida man convicted of killing eight people in two separate shootings. john arrow ferguson was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection last night, but his lawyer successfully filed a flurry of last-minute appeals arguing that he is mentally insan
policy, rather something decidedly american. the u.s. auto industry. >> if we had taken your advice, governor romney about, our auto industry, we would be buying cars from china instead of selling cars to china. i'm a son of detroit. i was born in detroit. my dad was head of a car company. i like american cars. i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. the companies need to go through a management of bankruptcy. >> that's not what you said. >> take a look at -- >> governor romney, you did not say you would provide help. >> we would provide guarantees. and that was what was able to allow these companies to go through bankruptcy, to come out of bankruptcy. >> let's check the record. >> that is the height of silliness. >> reporter: now cnn's poll did show that overall the president won this debate, at least that's what the viewers voting thought. but if you look at what the goal of mitt romney was to be seen as commander in chief, he didn't do so bad. look quickly at the polls. can romney handle the job of commander in chief? yes, 60%. asked the same question about the preside
the year. here it is in 1994 running again ted kennedy for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. >> i believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. i have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a u.s. senate candidate. >> now fast forward to last year. here's mitt romney trying to capture the gop presidential nomination. >> what i'd like to see happen would be for the supreme court to say, look, we're going to overturn row v. wade and return to the states the authority to design whether they want abortion on or not state by state. that's how it was before roev. wade. i'm pro-life. >> less than two weeks ago he spoke to the editorial board of "the des moines register" and he seemed more unclear on the issue. he said there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. so, if mitt does win and he does set an agenda, what will it include with regards to abortion? this literally could turn the entire election. barbara comstock is a romney campaign senior adviser. good to see you again.
performing sectors. technology and telecom lagged. u.s. manufacturing activity rose for the first time in four months in september. it rose to 51.5 from 46.6 in august. readings indicate a bit of expanding economic activity. construction spending fell in august for the second month in a row posting its biggest decrease in more than a year. construction spending dropped 0.6% in august. lauren: we are live in indianapolis with a look at ben bernanke's market moving speech today. scott bower in the pits of the cme and john manly says why it's time to buy into some european markets, huh, i don't know. we got to get to that. rich edson, mr. ben bernanke had a strong message to congress, to the markets, but -- go ahead -- there was a message for main street. tell us about that. >> yeah, he did. a number number of different wae put it, a big defense for qe3 and the monetary policy has been pursuing this in response to the fox business network. the u.s. is not in a recession now. he's worried about stagnation, not monetizing the debt. he says they'll sell asset off, and they expect to keep pol
, episodic and sheriff's race someplace is probably more likely to be stolen then presidential or senator u.s. house race. >> what trace would that be, charlie? let's talk about that. >> i think it's sort of a solution in search of a problem. but i don't -- i think a lot -- i think a lot of the republican concerns are very, very insear but the florida situation, florida republican party, i mean these kinds of things happen on both sides but i don't think it's -- i don't think there's a huge problem but at the same time, you know, in life most of us need i.d.'s to go about our daily lives and i think we ought to try to do something to get photo i.d.'s, official photo i.d.'s in the hands of voters to help them get to their lives up to and including voting. but anyway -- one last, i will throw a last question to the guys. >> thanks. looking back at the 2004 election and strategy president bush and his team implored, when you look at the cycle, we know it will be a close race. what i see on the ground game is the obama campaign thinking and really planning on the field a lot more than governor ro
fiery exchanges was not about foreign policy but rather something decidedly american, the u.s. auto industry. >> if we had taken your advice about the auto industry, we would be buying car from china instead of selling cars to china. >> i am a son of detroit. i was born in detroit. my dad was head of a car company. i like american cars. i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. i said the companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy. fortunately the president -- >> that's not what you said. >> you can take a look at the op-ed. >> you did not say that you would provide help. >> i said we would provide guarantees and that was what was able to allow the companies to go through bankruptcy and come out of bankruptcy. >> check the record. >> that's the height of silliness. >> let me bring dana bash in live from boca. this was supposed to be a foreign policy debate and seemed to frequently stray back to domestic policy and we think that was part of the plan. >> you would be right. especially for mitt romney who thinks that that is really his wheelhouse in terms of his own exp
and the suspect. >> reporter: quazi mohammad nafis came to the u.s. from bangledesh on a student visa to study at southeast missouri state university. he caught the f.b.i.'s attention allegedly in an extremist online chat room trying to form a terror cell. agents posing as al qaeda facilitators arranged a meeting with nafis, in which he allegedly laid out his plan to attack new york city. an f.b.i. affidavit alleges that nafis helped build a 1,000-pound bomb in a long island warehouse. a audio and videotaped conversations with an f.b.i. informant, nafis allegedly said ro wanted to "destroy america" on behalf of al qaeda." according to the f.b.i., while planning the bombing, nafis told an undercover agent, "what i really mean is that i don't want something that's, like, small. i just want something that is big, something very big." this morning, the 21-year-old allegedly drove a van he believed carried the bomb downtown and parked it in front of the federal reserve bank of new york. nafis walked a short distance to this hotel, where the f.b.i. says he then recorded a video claiming responsibili
jim acosta in reno, nevada. i want to follow up on some controversy involving a u.s. senate candidate who romney has endorsed. richard mourdock of indiana, making a statement that pregnancy from rape is, quote, god's intent. to what extent is the romney campaign trying to distance itself from mourdock? >> reporter: well, fredricka, as you mentioned, mitt romney did tape an endorsement spot for richard mourdock that republican candidate in indiana for the u.s. senate there. he made those comments about abortion and rape and made some comments about why he believes abortion should be outlawed. and in the case of rape. and he had to go back and explain those comments in that news conference earlier on this morning. but the romney campaign is trying to distance itself somewhat from richard mourdock, how to say, there is a statement i can read you from andrea saw, a campaign spokeswoman, she says governor romney disagrees with richard mourdock and mr. mourdock's comments do not reflect governor romney's views. we disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest, but still su
the u.s. propping up assad. that is ludicrous, john. >> before you jump too deeply into that pond. >> what is going to succeed him john? you have the muslim brotherhood there, al qaeda is on our side, jihaddists pouring in from all over the place. again if he doesn't go soon this thing is spreading into jordan and turkey. >>> you remember the five boys produced by the seniors in that family, five boys and he was one of them. he was studying dentistry in london. >> he has a brother maybe mort knows more about ita ruthless character. >> married, lovely wife right? >> yeah but people have given up on him as a quote reformer a long time ago. >> he is not a reformer. >> if there is any goodness left in the man, he has been directed by everybody else. >> if he goes down his people go down. john they go to the wall. they are 12%, sheer shiite, the sunni war? >> a sectarian civil war. >> if it is a civil war we are going to stay out. >> no we didn't stay out of libya. >> i think we are being pulled in. >> you think there is any sentiment in the united states to go into syria? >> not in th
. but nothing like the numbers that come out for other causes. for example, to protest against u.s. drone strikes. it may be because the whole subject of girls' education is controversial. it's estimated that only 22% of girls in rural areas even finish primary school. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks went before a military tribunal today on the u.s. naval base at guantanamo bay, cuba. khalid sheikh mohammed and four co-defendants are charged with conspiracy and nearly 3,000 counts of murder. the defendants sat quietly today, in contrast to when they disrupted the proceedings with protests last time. this was a pre-trial hearing today. the trial itself won't start at least for another year. the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak is widening. the food and drug administration said today two more medications from the specialty pharmacy may be vovled. the infection has spread now to 15 states, 214 cases have been reported and 15 people have died. dr. jon lapook has the latest. >> reporter: today's f.d.a. statement raises
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